On the Ice
- Aug 24, 2019
Thank you for the advice! I don't think it is to do with puberty, although that was a good point [emoji4]I'm not a girl or a skater, but after reading comments GS members have made in relation to various international skaters over the years, something immediately sprung to mind when I read your comment. And since nobody else has mentioned it yet, I will.
Have you considered the possibility that the issues you are having could be puberty related?
Admittedly, we don't know how far on you are in that respect. But, it could be that you need to make a lot of adjustments to your technique to allow for the changes to your centre of gravity.
That said, your coach should be experienced enough to know that teenage girls go through these things. So, if a changing body is the reason for things not working any more, and your coach is not doing anthing about it, I would say you need a better coach.
On the other hand, if she is not making suggestions to address this, it suggests to me that this is probably not the issue.
Another possibility is that it could be a mental block, perhaps related to the breakdown in the friendship between you and an older skater at your rink that you raised in another thread. You probably associate the rink with her, and it may be subconsciously affecting you when you are there.
Either way, a break from training would probably not do any harm. And now would be the perfect time to take it as well, with the Christmas break and January exams coming up.
All the best
I actually started skating pretty much after going through puberty and although my body will have changed a bit over the past few years, I don't think it has really affected my skating a great deal
I think the point you made about A could have made a difference. Maybe I keep thinking about it when I am training with her so I am not as focused on my skating [emoji848][emoji37] I think over time this will get better as things settle down a little with the situation
Thanks again for the reply!